The New GT Fury Downhill Bike Works With 29 and 27.5-Inch Wheels

The new GT Fury accepts both 29er and 27.5 wheel sizes, goes up to 200mm of travel.

29ers, 29ers, and more 29ers. The past few months have seen a red carpet rollout of long-travel 29ers, and GT is the latest to stick the big wheels under a downhill bike.

Their long-running Fury has been refreshed and will accommodate either 27.5- or 29-inch wheels.

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With 29-inch wheels on it, the frame runs 190mm of travel and is best suited for high-speed race courses. With 27.5-inch wheels, it’s a 200mm travel, playful park bike.

Wyn Masters riding the new Fury at the Fox US Open.

The Fury features adjustable geometry that takes the angles from slack to slacker. In the high setting the head angle is 62.5-degrees. The low setting puts the head angle at an even 62-degrees.

Riders can also switch out headset cups to adjust reach and make it a long, stable bike, or a shorter, more “flickable” bike.

The new version starts with a carbon front triangle, a four-bar suspension design, and an alloy rear triangle. GT is using a design they call Groove Tube technology to keep externally-routed cables accessible for easy maintenance, but tucked away for a cleaner aesthetic.

GT’s Groove Tube provides external routing for cables in a neat package.

GT has tested the prototype for several seasons now on World Cup tracks with Wyn Masters and Martin Maes. Maes took the bike to a top-ten result at Fort William, Scotland this year.

Three models of the GT Fury will be available, as well as the frameset alone, which includes a kit for swapping between 27.5-inch and 29er wheels.

A frameset by itself is priced at $3,000. Build kits start at $4,000, with a middle build at $5,500, and a high-end build at $7,500.

The frameset is $3,000 and includes a kit to switch between both wheel sizes.

Check the GT website for more information, and look for a first ride review from Singletracks in the coming weeks.